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Opinion: Battle for Azeroth and the death of nuance 6
by Katherine Cross [08.06.18]
Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross examines World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and how it may have been too quick to set fire to one of its few truly unique ideas.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

GDC 2019 organizers are looking for smart Business & Marketing talks!  
by Staff [08.06.18]
If you have a great talk that would fit in the Business & Marketing track at Game Developers Conference 2019, organizers want to hear it, and they're taking submissions - but only through August 16th!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: It's VGDC Issue #100!  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.06.18]
This week's longform article & video highlights include neat analysis on Six Ages & King Of Dragon Pass, the battle for Manchester Cathedral in Resistance revisited, and lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Watch the Narcosis devs explain how they sold their unusual game  
by Bryant Francis [08.03.18]
We talked to the developers of Narcosis about their experience making and selling a niche horror game.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: How Ubisoft reinvented Rayman  
by Staff [08.03.18]
In this GDC 2013 talk Anais Dusautois and Christophe Villez (animators on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends) walk through the process of reinventing a classic franchise for modern audiences.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: What can game designers learn from watching Evo matches? 5
by Patrick Miller [08.03.18]
Patrick Miller takes a look at matches from Evo 2015 to give designers examples of what they can learn from watching competitive fighting game events.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

We're talking to the devs behind Narcosis at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [08.03.18]
We're going live with the developers of Narcosis at 3PM EDT. Come chat with us!
Console/PC, Design, Video

GDC 2019 wants your best Production & Team Management talks!  
by Staff [08.03.18]
GDC 2019 organizers seek experienced producers who have shipped games or managed live games to share their best techniques or experiences which helps them produce better games or build better teams!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production

New Unity report suggests 67% of indies plan to self-publish 3
by Alissa McAloon [08.03.18]
Heads up, data-hungry devs: Unity’s new survey explores the studio size, project counts, marketing platforms, monetization plans, and more of 1,445 indie studios, including some who don't use Unity.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

GameFly to axe video game streaming service in August  
by Chris Kerr [08.03.18]
GameFly intends to shut down its video game streaming service on August 31, only a few months after EA acquired the assets to the company's cloud game tech assets and personnel. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Octopath Traveler has shipped 1M copies worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [08.03.18]
As revealed in a tweet from Nintendo of Europe, that total includes Nintendo Switch eShop downloads as well as physical sales.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

RPG Maker and the value of the video game construction set  
by John Harris [08.03.18]
Looking for a new game-making tool? Writer John Harris celebrates the value and history of video game construction sets, and offers a guide to using one like RPG Maker FES to prototype your own ideas.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

EA says mistake led to censorship of Colin Kaepernick's name in Madden 19's soundtrack 2
by Bryant Francis [08.02.18]
Update: An EA representative says the omission was a mistake, and Kaepernick's name will be re-added to Madden NFL 19.
Console/PC, Audio, Design

Activision Blizzard exceeds Q2 revenue goals thanks to in-game spending  
by Bryant Francis [08.02.18]
Thanks to in-game revenue and new content releases, Activision Blizzard managed to exceed expectations for revenue in Q2 2018.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Watch top designers dissect a single system from their games  
by Staff [08.02.18]
In this GDC 2015 talk game designers Bennett Foddy, Tanya X. Short, and Dan Cassar each took the stage to dive into a system from each of their games!
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Digital sales drive Take-Two's rising profits ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2  
by Alex Wawro [08.02.18]
GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed its earnings for the three months leading up to June 30th, and while revenues were down year-over-year profits went up, beating some analysts' estimates.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Republique dev Camouflaj is hiring a Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [08.02.18]
Based in Bellevue, WA, Camouflaj is looking for a dev to work closely with its engineers and designers on core AI systems and mission mechanics.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Analyst: Fortnite streams have racked up over 600M hours viewed in 2018  
by Alissa McAloon [08.02.18]
A report from the streaming tools provider StreamElements finds that Fornite’s popularity continues to swell, leading the Battle Royale genre to eclipse MOBAs on streaming platforms.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A postmortem of Ska Studios' Salt & Sanctuary  
by Staff [08.02.18]
Ska Studios' Michelle and James Silva speak at GDC 2017 about their journey to releasing Salt & Sanctuary, a 2.5D Souls-like that was self-published across multiple platforms.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production

BioWare is still exploring new projects outside of Anthem  
by Alissa McAloon [08.02.18]
BioWare’s upcoming game Anthem is a departure from its established franchises, but BioWare says that it isn’t putting all of its development eggs in the new IP basket.
Console/PC